Los Angeles Sentinel: Helping Women Win: Catching Up With EMILYs List First Black President Laphonza Butler
By: Tanu Henry
When she was just 30-years-old, more than 400,0000 members of California’s largest labor union, SEIU Local 2015, elected LaPhonza Butler to be their president. Known for her outspoken, straight-shooting style as she is for her poise and even temper, Butler has a reputation for being a leader capable of building bridges and driving consensus.
As the head of the largest union of health care workers in the country, Butler led the campaign to raise the minimum wage to $15 in California.
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